Holiday Open House
December 6, 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.
Free admission
See Powhatan Historic State Park decked out in its Victorian Christmas finery! Join us for a family-oriented day of crafts, programs, and activities.

10:00 In the Jail House Now
Explore the myths and mysteries of the Powhatan Jail as you discover how justice was served in the 19th century.
10:30 Victorian Holiday Ornaments
Create a festive ornament to hang from your Christmas tree.
11:00 Tour of the North East Arkansas Regional Archives (NEARA)
Discover the treasures hidden in this fantastic regional resource.
11:30 Kettle Corn
Enjoy a snack as you watch us make this delicious treat in our cast iron kettle.
12:00 Games of Yesteryear
Take a trip down memory lane as you enjoy games like jacks, marbles, graces, and hoops.
1:00 Ballroom Blitz
Learn and perform one of the most popular social dances of the era, the Virginia Reel.
1:30 Victorian Holiday Ornaments
Create a 3D paper snowflake to hang from the mantle or window.
2:00 Mock Trial: State of Arkansas vs. Thomas Kell
Become a lawyer, judge, or witness as you help us reenact this trial that took place in our 1888 Courtroom.

Victorian Holiday Ball
December 13, 7 to 10 p.m.
Admission: $10 per person

Do you like history, music, and dancing? If so, you will enjoy Powhatan Historic State Park’s annual Holiday Ball. Come experience the vibrant Victorian social life, and leave with new friends and knowledge of new dances. Dance instruction will be provided, and 19th century costume is optional. Refreshments will be served and fun will be had by all.

For more information, contact Powhatan Historic State Park at (870) 878-6765 or email